Inspired by the purest sounds from the streets of eastern Cuba during the first half of the twentieth century…

The Norwegian instrumental trio Lumen Drones call themselves a “psychedelic drone band.” The lineup pairs Norway’s celebrated Hardanger fiddle player Nils Økland with guitarist Per Steinar Lie and drummer Ørjan Haaland of the Low Frequency in Stereo. The Hardanger is a traditional Norwegian folk instrument made of thinner wood than a violin. Four of its […]


The band have just released “Falling Into Place”, their début EP. Which they successfully launched at the
Sebright Arms last night…

The third studio album from the big-hearted Canadian indie rock trio. The Saddle Creek-issued Mended With Gold mines the same sonic and emotional terrain as its 2011 Polaris Prize-nominated predecessor, but there’s an electricity that runs through the set that suggests the kind of band tightening that can only occur through heavy touring and workshopping. […]


Albany Down are a hard-working, road-tested outfit, who have been well received at the Burnley and Maryport International Rock and Blues Festivals as well as the legendary 100 Club.


Director: Tommy Lee Jones. This sad historically-based western is emotionally expressed in a production which hits out on the story of solitude in barren landscapes. Tommy Lee Jones stars as George Briggs a drunken army deserter who, after upsetting the locals by trying to steal the holding of a neighboring claim owner, is found in […]


Criminal Minded is widely considered the foundation of hardcore rap, announcing its intentions with a cover photo of KRS-One and Scott La Rock (on his only album with Boogie Down Productions) posing with weapons — an unheard-of gesture in 1987. BDP weren’t the first to rap about inner-city violence and drugs, and there’s no explicit […]

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Camden based band Gecko have re-emerged on fine form towards the latter stages of the year, with a great new single in the shape of ‘Get Up’…


The importance of James Brown on the shaping music has taken over the pass fifty years cannot be understated and while he was certainly a character who led a colourful and contradictory life it’s his revolutionary approach to music that should be focused on as his lasting epitaph. “Get On Up” suffers from the same […]

Over the span of five years, the French duo of Lionel and Marie Limiñana created some of the most indelible garage rock meets yé-yé albums anyone (n)ever heard. Why the excellent songs, fabulous style, and note-perfect sound of their various albums and singles didn’t set the world on fire is a mystery no team of […]


In 2009, a television advert for Rightmove featured a song from the David Goo Variety Band called “Keep On Wishing”. That track surfaced again on the bands only album “World Domination” in 2011. Ironically, the album itself passed like a stealth assassin and the band soon disbanded, leaving frontman (and songwriter) David Goo looking at […]

While enrolled in a film-scoring program at Montreal-based McGill University, Lydia Ainsworth started recording audio sketches to pass the time between working on larger compositional projects. These sketches slowly took on a life of their own, with the self-taught cellist blending her background in composition and arrangement with a love of experimental pop sounds from […]


The Van Doos are a four-piece band that have been gently building a reputation for themselves this year. Their debut single, released in March of this year, “Speak Up” was produced by Tristan Ivemy (Frank Turner, The Heartbreaks) and saw them get the attention of a number of indie blogs…


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